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91.3 WYEP Named “Best Music Radio Station” in City Paper’s 2020 Best of PGH Issue, Rolls Out New Website

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Pittsburgh City Paper announced the winners of the 28th annual Best of Pittsburgh Poll and 91.3 WYEP was named “Best Music Radio Station.”

“It’s so great to get this recognition from the people of Pittsburgh, since WYEP’s on-air hosts and our programming team always work hard to give music fans a thoughtful, informative, and fun experience,” said WYEP Station Manager Mike Sauter. “We have heard often from our listeners how much WYEP has meant to them during this extremely challenging and difficult year, and being named the best music radio station in Pittsburgh is an exciting and frankly emotional affirmation of our efforts on behalf of musicians and music lovers.”

Participation in this year’s poll was at an all-time high. Nearly 600,000 votes were cast, three times the number of votes from 2019.

Among the 200 categories, 91.3 WYEP had six nominations, including Rosemary Welsch, Joey Spehar and Jesse Novak for “Best Radio DJ;” Selecta for “Best Club DJ;” and Roots & Rhythm hosted by Jesse Novak for “Best Radio Show.”

The community-supported, AAA format radio station celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2019. Under new management from Sauter, over the past year WYEP engaged the community through new programs, features and events, including We Got The Beat, Slacker Rewind, Remembering The Civic Arena and The Hellbender Ball.

“For approaching a half-century WYEP has been a cultural treasure for Western Pennsylvania. Today, more listeners than ever turn to 91.3 WYEP for great music from artists they know, and from new artists starting to make their mark. Joey, Kyle, Rosemary, Liz and the entire team share their personal playlists every day – it’s always fresh, and there’s always something new,” Terry O’Reilly, president and CEO of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation said.

Additionally, 91.3 WYEP is debuting a re-designed website and logo today at WYEP.org. The station engaged Pittsburgh-based digital marketing agency Carney to embrace a more robust digital presence, including virtual events such as Drive Time and the 2020 Singer-Songwriter Competition.